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  • Oberammergauby James Shapiro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00

    The Bavarian village of Oberammergau has staged the trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ nearly every decade since 1634. Each production of the Passion Play attracts hundreds of thousands, many drawn by the spiritual benefits it promises. Yet Hitler called it a convincing portrayal of the menace of Jewry, and in 1970 a group of international... more...

  • Contested Willby James Shapiro

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 18.00

    For more than two hundred years after William Shakespeare's death, no one doubted that he had written his plays. Since then, however, dozens of candidates have been proposed for the authorship of what is generally agreed to be the finest body of work by a writer in the English language. In this remarkable book, Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro explains... more...

  • A Year in the Life of William Shakespeareby James Shapiro

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    What accounts for Shakespeare’s transformation from talented poet and playwright to one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this gripping account, James Shapiro sets out to answer this question, "succeed[ing] where others have fallen short." ( Boston Globe ) 1599 was an epochal year for Shakespeare and England. During that year, Shakespeare... more...

  • Evolutionby James A. Shapiro

    Pearson Education 2011; US$ 34.99

      James A. Shapiro proposes an important new paradigm for understanding biological evolution, the core organizing principle of biology. Shapiro introduces crucial new molecular evidence that tests the conventional scientific view of evolution based on the neo-Darwinian synthesis, shows why this view is inadequate to today's evidence, and presents... more...

  • Contested Willby James Shapiro

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 12.49

    For two hundred years after William Shakespeare's death, no one thought to argue that somebody else had written his plays. Since then dozens of rival candidates - including The Earl of Oxford, Sir Francis Bacon and Christopher Marlowe - have been proposed as their true author. Contested Will unravels the mystery of when and why so many people began... more...

  • Who Wrote Shakespeare?by James Shapiro

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 3.99

    This ebook is an excerpt from Contested Will by James Shapiro, and originally appeared as the last section titled "Shakespeare."  In this chapter, Shapiro succintly and eloquently makes the case for why no one else but Shakespeare could have written Shakespeare's plays. more...

  • 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeareby James Shapiro

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 12.49

    How did Shakespeare go from being a talented poet and playwright to become one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this one exhilarating year we follow what he reads and writes, what he saw and who he worked with as he invests in the new Globe theatre and creates four of his most famous plays - Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, ... more...

  • Mobile Genetic Elementsby James Shapiro

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Mobile Genetic Elements introduces the nonspecialist to the biology and genetics of mobile elements. It attempts to make the biochemistry of DNA rearrangements more accessible to embryologists and evolutionists, and to illuminate the related developmental cycles to the biochemist. The book also shows how natural the activity of mobile elements can... more...

  • The Year of Learby James Shapiro

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 18.00

    Preeminent Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro shows how the tumultuous events in 1606 influenced three of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies written that year— King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. “ The Year of Lear is irresistible—a banquet of wisdom” ( The New York Times Book Review ). In the years leading up to 1606, Shakespeare’s great... more...

  • 1606by James Shapiro

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 11.66

    1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear traces Shakespeare's life and times from the autumn of 1605, when he took an old and anonymous Elizabethan play, The Chronicle History of King Leir , and transformed it into his most searing tragedy, King Lear . 1606 proved to be an especially grim year for England, which witnessed the bloody aftermath... more...